Renal dysfunctions in cirrhosis
Murat Biyik 1 * , Mehmet Asil 2, Zeynep Biyik 3
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1 Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Adiyaman University Education and Research Hospital
2 Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Meram School of Medicine, Necmettin Erbakan University
3 Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Adiyaman University Education and Research Hospital
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Abstract

Kidney dysfunction is a common and potentially life-threating event in patients with cirrhosis, and underlying mechanisms for renal dysfunction are quite variable. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is relatively frequent encountered in approximately 20% of hospitalized patients with cirrhosis. Nevertheless, chronic kidney disease (CKD) occurs in almost 1% of all patients with cirrhosis. In this review various renal problems encountered in cirrhotic patients are discussed and strategies to prevent renal dysfunction are suggested.

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Article Type: Review Article

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/81907

Eur J Gen Med, 2016 - Volume 13 Issue 3, pp. 55-60

Publication date: 06 Aug 2016

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